Advancing your career: Growing your network in aerospace, defence, security and space

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Welcome to a network of over 370,000 people and 1,100 companies across aerospace, defence, security and space in the UK!

  • How will you develop your career in these industries?
  • What opportunities are there across the UK?
  • Why should you use a professional network to enable these?

Join us to hear from industry experts on why it is an exciting time to work in aerospace, defence, security and space, and from those early in their careers on how they are growing their careers through professional networking.


  • Introduction to the ADS sectors – Tony Wood, ADS President & CEO of Meggitt
  • Interview: How they’ve advanced their career through networking – Kyle van der Merwe, BMT Global and Luke Hamnett, Leonardo
  • Across Industry: a discussion on the experience of working and future opportunities in aerospace, defence, security and space – TBC
  • Across the UK: presentations – Leslie Orr, ADS Northern Ireland & Warrick Malcolm, ADS Scotland
  • How can I get involved? Live Q&A – current committee members on how you can get involved with the NPF, and what the NPF can do for you.

Note: this event is run by the New Professionals Forum and is aimed at early-careers professionals. However, it is open to anyone who wishes to advance their career in aerospace, defence, security and space. 

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